Requirement #831 


For variable: Biomass

In application: Climate Monitoring (GCOS)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 10 t/ha 50 t/ha
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 0.5 km 1 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 1 y


Validated: 9/30/19 Source: GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)
Comment: Requirements in the GCOS-200 IP, Annex A, are only specified at the goal level. Requirements for stability in the GCOS IP are specified in different units than in OSCAR/requirement Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
  • Domain: Terrestrial
    • Subdomain: Land surface
      • Variable: Biomass
        • Applicable (vertical) layers:
          • Land surface
        • Horizontal Coverage: Global